3 bedrooms + sofa bed, 2 full baths, rates include up to 6, add $10 each for 7-8
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I learned to love music from an early age in my home, starting piano lessons at the age of seven. To see where my passion for music has taken me, check out my website. My parents also gave me a love for travel, taking me on flying vacations from the time I was a toddler. Further, Mom and Dad instilled in me an interest in people from all kinds of backgrounds. As a result, one of my favorite sayings is: 'Strangers are friends I haven't met yet.' I thoroughly enjoy building relationships, often with those who are quite different from me. This orientation helps me to be a good 'innkeeper' and to enjoy sharing my home with many 'new friends.'
Owner purchased this House in 2002
Why Owner chose Shelton
I discovered Hartstene Pointe in the mid-1970s. My wife and our two sons rented one of the Pointe's 'island houses' (condos) from friends who lived near us in Seattle. We made countless trips to Harstine Island during various times of the year, but always staying for at least a week every summer. In 2002, my older son and I were guests at that same island house on Promontory Road and happened to take a providential walk. We saw a 'for sale by owner' sign in front of the home I now call Island Magic. Having known the community for 25 years and with good memories of so many family times here, I made an offer that was ultimately accepted. It has turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.
What makes this House unique
For me, staying at Island Magic is experiencing a little taste of heaven. The wonderful quiet, comfort, and restfulness of my home is noticed by all who enter. I'm no more than a five-minute walk from the Pointe's Club House and swimming pool (open Memorial Day weekend through the second weekend after Labor Day). That is a great gathering spot, similar to a lovely country club. Walking ten minutes in the other direction brings me to the beach at Indian Cove. The majestic forest and the waters of Puget Sound with magnificent mountain vistas provide a richness of beauty that is inexhaustible. With 5.5 miles of walking trails and 3.5 miles of private shoreline, there is always something new to explore. Please take a moment to read some of the comments left in my guestbook. If you are intrigued by them, perhaps a visit to Island Magic would be the perfect choice for you. Sometimes Island Magic is one of several homes at the Pointe rented for gatherings of families and friends. Our home has also been used for church retreats, getaways for 'the girls,' and scrapbooking parties.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful vacation home
The lay-out and comfort of the home was perfect, and we loved exploring the areas around the home and in the nearby state parks.
I'm delighted you enjoyed my home, its rural setting, and the various parks Harstine Island has to offer. Although it's only 37 miles as the crow flies from downtown Seattle, most locals aren't familiar with it. I love the fact that both the island and Hartstene Pointe, the gated community at the northernmost tip of Harstine where my house is located, are still among the best-kept secrets in Washington State. Please know that you're welcome to return anytime!
Island Magic is a home away from home. Everything you could possibly need is available and comfortable in this wonderfully appointed home. Hiking is the best with views that cannot even be imagined. We were a little late for the summer activities, but I can imagine what the island must be like with all of the beach and water access. Deer are abundant and the community is welcoming. You can’t help but enjoy yourself here!
I'm so glad you found Island Magic to be a comfortable "home away from home" during your stay! That's what I hope all of my guests will experience. Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. I'm sure they'll be helpful to those who consider visiting my place in the future.
Lovely stay at Island Magic
Our family stayed at the lovely Island Magic home at Hartstene Pointe for three nights. We stayed there once before, and like the first time, we had a very relaxing vacation nestled in the woods. This home has all the amenities you need to be comfortable, including all the kitchen items you need to cook your own meals. We enjoyed relaxing at the pool, walking the beaches and trails, and had a nice BBQ down by the marina and one at North Beach as well. I highly recommend this property!
Thanks so much, Maggie, for your positive review! It was a joy to have your family return as guests. Glad you enjoyed Island Magic for a second visit and loved our Hartstene Pointe gated community of 215 acres. It really is a quiet and safe place to build positive vacation memories.
Great place to reconnect with our West Coast Family
The house was beautiful and spacious for 5 people. A lot of extras were there so we did not have to worry about including basics on our grocery shopping list which was a definite plus. We spent most of our time on the deck and the only thing I would like a little more of is sun, although the trees are beautiful. The only thing I didn't like was the lack of drawer space. I am not a fan of living out of a suitcase but there were no empty drawers to put clothes in. However, this is not something that would keep me from staying here again.
Rewarding, relaxing, recharging.....
Great space. Great time. House is clean, well appointed and close to amenities. Everyone was very comfortable.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at Island Magic. You've now stay at my home of a period of many years. I seek to improve the experience of my guests over time, and it would appear that has been the case with your family. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Beautiful property in a great location! We very much appreciated the host's obvious care and pride in his property, as well as his extra attention to ensure that our experience was delightful. We will definitely pass the information on to friends and relatives, and hope to return soon! Thank you Skip!!
Nancy and Jon—I’m grateful for such positive feedback regarding your stay in my home at Hartstene Pointe on Harstine Island! What you experienced is my goal with all my guests. You, as well as any of your friends and relatives, will always be welcome at Island Magic. Best regards, Skip
Within Easy Walking Distance: Beachcombing, Crabs, Clams, Clubhouse with Pool, Library, Ping pong, Billiards, Marina for boating and fishing, Three tennis courts. A notebook on the coffee table in the Great Room contains many maps, brochures, menus from restaurants, and other materials designed to orient you to Island Magic and its environs.